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Sloppy Roast Beef was formed in the summer of 2002 when six close friends decided to take their guitar driven original rock and roll sound out of the basement and into the public eye. At the time of "The Beef's" inception, three of the band's members, A.J. Davidson, Michael Moore, and Zac Davidson, were playing with the group "Jo Digs" while the other three members, Andrew Teague, Nick Edwards, and Derek Lewis, played in the band known as "Sweet Automatic". While both former bands achieved moderate local success in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a yearning still remained among band members to create a sound that not only accented strong songwriting and musicianship but that was also authentic to the South. The end result would be a collaboration of original music that has been compared to a wide variety of rock and roll styles ranging from bands of the 1970's such as The Doobie Brothers, Santana, and the Allman Bros. to the more modern jam band styles of Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, and MOE. Stuck in the middle of a music era where image, piracy, and "Bling Bling" have become industry norms, Sloppy Roast Beef has continued to do what they love the most? -Make music and play it live!

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Based out of Memphis, The Tennessee Gentlemen have been entertaining bluegrass fans for over thirty years. In June of 2006 we went on a 10-day European Tour. Donny and Troy Castleberry, the founding members of the group, worked together for 25 years until Troy's death in 2000. Donny, along with his brother Doyle, decided to continue the group in the same fine tradition. The rhythm guitar player for the band, Donny sings 'sky high' tenor and lead vocals. He has played with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and Signal Mountain. When not playing a festival with his own band, Donny performs with Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys. From Bluegrass rooted in the early seventies, Doyle came full circle with his music and joined his brother in 1994, forming a group called Neshoba. Neshoba morphed into the Tennessee Gentlemen. Coming from a background in rock, blues and country, his solid bass tempo drives the band. Doyle sings low lead, tenor and harmony vocals. He also occasionally plays the guitar on stage. Behind the scenes, Doyle keeps the website updated with performance photos and festival dates. Kent Coffey started taking guitar lessons from Jazz guitarist Gus Smith at age 9, and has been playing professionally since age 10. His father Lynn and brother Sam were his biggest influences and they had a family band until Lynn’s untimely death. Kent continued to play music with his brother Sam in various styles and configurations until they formed The Coffey Brothers’ Bluegrass Band around 1988. When Sam relocated after several years, Kent and his wife Beci continued with the band-now called The Buffalo City Ramblers. In addition to The Tennessee Gentlemen, Kent also plays with BCR, Carnes and the Heaters -a blues band formed with his musical mentor Carnes McCormick, and Swing Shift-a Jazz trio consisting of Kent and Beci and the above-mentioned Gus Smith. Sam Coffey has been playing music as long as he can remember. He grew up in the Ozarks the son of a multi-instrumental father, Lynn and a very supportive mother, Nina and daughter Marie (Reebob). He has played at multiple venues and with various artist. Sam’s instrument of choice is the banjo, but he is also proficient on the guitar, bass, dobro and mandolin. He has played with Kitty Wells and Mac Wiseman, Donna Fargo and many more. He played with his brother in Coffey Brothers and is so thrilled to be playing with him again with the Tennessee Gentlemen. In South Dakota, Texas, Colorado, Missouri and Arkansas he was very active in the musical communities, playing in multiple bands one of his own Coffey and Co. where he played with his son, Dalton and wife, Tammy. Sam also, has a business, Coffey Custom Instruments where he builds and repairs acoustic instruments. He is now happy to be back home on the farm in Arkansas so he can be closer to his family and teach his grandson, Cane, to carry on the musical tradition...

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It's the hottest band between Memphis and the Sun! Featuring three heavenly female singers, four stellar musicians, and great dance hits from the 1970's, 80's and 90's -- plus several sassy originals -- The Venus Mission will take your next event into the stratosphere. The Venus Mission delivers a show that's as professional as it is entertaining. Perfect harmonies, tight-as-spandex grooves, a high-energy stage act and first-rate light show -- this band always gives a performance that everyone enjoys, from club-hopping college kids to high-society gala-goers.

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With his "Dennis Quaid" good looks, his abiltiy to write and perform songs that touch your heart, and a smooth vocal style influenced by many of the greats in country music ... Kevin Weldon mesmorizes his audiences! Kevin Blake Weldon, born and raised in Lufkin, Texas, began his career in country music in 1990, three years after he ?discovered? his voice in a recording studio at Astroworld theme park in Houston, Texas! ?Everyone who heard the song I recorded at Astroworld, couldn?t believe it was me! My friends and family never dreamed that I liked to sing, must less that I COULD sing.? After almost three years of developing his voice and style by performing to music tracks in clubs and bars all over Southeast Texas, Kevin put together his first band ? ?Blake Weldon and the Texas Firewater!? Their first performance together was an appearance on ?Hot Country Trax,? a Country Music program which aired every Sunday night on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston. With the exposure from that performance, ?Blake Weldon and Texas Firewater? began working throughout the Houston area and were soon opening for several major acts. With his popularity rising, Kevin and his band (by this time known as Texas Fire) entered the Coors Light Texas Music/93Q Battle of the Bands. By Summer?s end they beat over 50 of Houston?s best bands to win the title! Kevin recalls, ?The show we put on for the Battle of the Bands finals was one of the best performances I?ve ever had! Everything just came together for us that night and it was almost magical. I knew that night that I would eventually get a major record deal.? And that?s just what happened. A few months later, several record producers from Nashville were scouting Kevin, one of which was Chuck Howard. Kevin made several trips to Nashville to develop his studio voice and songwriting talent, and was soon paired with a young man from Temple, Texas named Brian Gowan. Under the guidance of Chuck and Mike Curb, head of Curb Records, the duo ?Blake and Brian? was formed and signed to Curb Records. Over the next 3 1/2 years, the new duo released two top 40 hits (?Another Perfect Day? and ?The Wish?), a number one hit in Europe (?Amnesia?), had music videos on CMT, GAC, and TNN, were featured on several national television appearances, and toured and opened shows for many of today?s hottest stars including Lonestar, Lee Ann Rimes, Joe Diffie, Tracy Bird, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Trace Adkins, Wynonna and many more! In February of 1999, after careful consideration and soul searching, the duo parted ways to pursue solo careers! Kevin returned home to Lufkin, Texas to be close to his two beautiful daughters and to record his first solo CD ?HOLD ON.? With 8 songs on the CD written or co-written by Kevin, ?HOLD ON? yielded a top 20 hit on the Texas Music Chart (?Here Goes?). After receiving positive response to the CD, Kevin packed up and headed back to Nashville to pursue his solo career. Kevin is currently writing new songs and playing regularly in Nashville. Under the guidance of new management (Debra Fox, President of Image Development Group in St. Louis, Missouri) he is back on the road performing, promoting his CD, meeting and building his fan base and considering his options for the next record label opportunity. Kevin Blake Weldon --- keep your eye on this one. His rise to the top won?t take long!!!!

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?WWII? The Willie and Waylon Tribute Show Country Music Rebels Ride Again Living every man?s life through their music, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings created a niche in Country Music that appealed to a broad base of fans and has endured for decades. Bob Gill, a musician and vocalist who is a dead ringer for the late Waylon Jennings in both appearance and vocal ability, teams with Marion Deaton, a Memphis musician and vocalist who has been called ?Willie Nelson?s double?; to create a tribute to Willie and Waylon that transports the audience to a time when both men took the stage and captured the attention and affection of all who were lucky enough to catch their act. GENIUS IN JEANS: It is unusual, in the world of Tribute artists, to find two performers who have ?dead on? vocals, ?dead on? appearance and have professional musical backgrounds. Both Marion Deaton and Bob Gill look and sound just like the celebrities they bring to life. The chemistry these two men have on stage recreates the bond Willie and Waylon had, and it radiates through the audience. When you add excellent harmonies and musicianship to the mix, this show leaves audiences on their feet wanting more.